29 June 2005
FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754). The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1749.
6 volumes, 12o (166 x 99 mm). With the errata leaf in vol. I; leaves B9-10 (vol. I); B4-5 and N12 (vol. II); H8-10, M3 and Q11 (vol. III); N8 (Vol. V) are cancels. Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt (spines rebacked).
FIRST EDITION of Fielding's acknowledged masterpiece. The novel became the basis for the 1963 movie starring Albert Finney and Susannah York. The movie won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Cross II, p. 120; Grolier English 48; Rothschild 850. (6)
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